Description:Check out Cairo’s greatest Islamic monuments on this private half-day tour, accompanied by an Egyptology guide.Travel into Old Cairo, Behold the 14th-century Sultan Hassan Mosque, one of the world’s largest and most extravagant; and visit the Al-Rifai Mosque, a stunning 19th-century sanctuary housing several Egyptian royal tombs. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.Highlights:- Private half-day tour of Islamic Cairo, with air-conditioned transport.- Hear about Cairo’s rich Islamic heritage and landmarks from an expert guide.- Explore the Sultan Hassan Mosque, one of the world’s largest and most ornate.- Admire the 19th-century Al-Rifai Mosque, home to several tombs of Egyptian royals.- Hotel pickup and drop-off included.- Benefit from the close attention and personalized commentary of a private guide.
Itinerary:Depart your Cairo hotel by air-conditioned car and start your half-day tour of the city’s Islamic highlights.As you travel, hear about Cairo’s shared Islamic, Christian and Jewish heritage, and how Old Cairo reflects this religious past with its mosques, churches and other monuments .Then, descend from the citadel to visit the nearby Mosque of Sultan Hassan.This 14th-century Mamluk-era mosque is one of the world’s biggest and was designed as a mosque and religious school .Enter through the huge doorway and ogle the vast interior, complete with an open courtyard and the mausoleum of the sultan adorned with gold and silver stars. Next, cross to the Mosque of Al-Rifai, a 19th-century mosque similar to the Sultan Hassan in size. Note the incredibly high ceiling, supported by 44 massive pillars, and see the mosque’s Egyptian royal tombs as you explore inside. Afterward, your tour concludes with a hotel drop-off.